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Chicago, IL – January 11, 2016 – Adams Street Partners today announced the appointment of Ben Hart as Partner and Head of Business Development in Asia, effective January 19th. In his new role Ben will lead business development efforts from the Singapore office, working to further develop the firm’s presence in Asia. Adams Street Partners’ investments in Asia are managed from offices in Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo.

“We are delighted to welcome Ben to our steadily growing team in Asia. Ben’s extensive experience leading private equity business development efforts enables us to further expand our footprint in Asian markets and reaffirms our commitment to the region,” said Jeff Diehl, Managing Partner at Adams Street.

Ben has nearly twenty years of experience living in and building businesses in Asia. He joins Adams Street Partners from global private equity firm Capital Dynamics, where he was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Asia, and managed the firm’s business development efforts in Asia and North America.

Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, Ben was based in Singapore and served as Managing Director at Aircom International, following his experience in Beijing focused on business development for both Alliance Digital and Convergys Corporation. Ben speaks and reads Mandarin, and has done business in 17 markets across the Asia Pacific region.

In December 2015, Adams Street announced that Yar-Ping Soo was appointed to lead the firm’s Asian investment team. Ben Hart will join Yar-Ping Soo in Adam Street’s Singapore office.

About Adams Street Partners

Adams Street Partners is one of the largest and most established private markets firms in the world. Adams Street first commenced their investment program in 1972, and is credited with establishing the first private equity fund of funds for institutional investors. The Firm currently has 140 employees and approximately $27 billion of assets under management across the primary, secondary, venture/growth, private credit and co-investment markets. Adams Street has offices in Chicago, London, Menlo Park, New York, Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo.

This press release is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice or an offer, or solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities either generally or in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. This press release contains certain statements that may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are “forward-looking statements.” The forward-looking statements are based on Adams Street Partners’ beliefs, assumptions and expectations of future performance, taking into account all information currently available to Adams Street Partners, and can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to Adams Street Partners or are within its control.

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